Technology Services

Kirkwood Public Library offers a plethora of technologies for your use. Among those services listed below, the Library also offers access to computers for public use with internet access and Microsoft Office 2013, Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite 6. AWE Early Literacy Stations and and iPad kiosk offers children educational games and activities. Teens can enjoy gaming consoles and computers. Self check-out machines allow for patrons to checkout and renew items, view held items and pay fines via credit card.

The Library is always looking for new technologies to implement which will engage and enhance the user experience at the Library. To suggest a new technology, please contact the Technology Director.

Technology Assistance

Grab-a-Geek

Our signature technology service, Grab-a-Geek offers scheduled one-on-one training sessions. We assist with a variety of technology topics including beginner’s skills, tablets and eBooks, as well as software tutorials and more. For questions please contact (314) 821 5770 x 1027 or fill out our online form below.

Request an Appointment

Drop-In IT

Simply “drop in” for help with computers, the internet, tablets and other technologies. No appointment necessary.

  • Wednesdays 2 – 4 PM
  • Saturdays 1 – 3 PM

See the full schedule

Computer Classes


At this time, there are no computer classes scheduled for the remainder of 2016. Please contact Nick O'Neal, Director of Technology & Online Services at (314) 821 5770 x 1027 for questions. Or, for technology training and assistance please refer to Grab-a-Geek and Drop-In IT listed above.

Printing

3D Printing

The Kirkwood Public Library offers access to a 3D printer for patron use. 3D models can be submitted to 3dprint@kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org. Models are printed on a first come, first serve basis. A time and price estimate is provided for confirmation prior to printing. Please refer to the Library’s 3D Printing Policy for more cost details. Please direct questions to (314) 821 5770 x 1027.

For more information about 3D Printing technology, refer to this guide.

 The following colors are available for printing. Please indicate, at the time of submission, what color is preferred as well as a second choice. Some colors have limited quantities and may not include enough filament to print an entire model.

Black, Blue, Brown, Forest Green, Glow in the Dark Blue, Glow in the Dark Green, Neon Green, Magenta, Orange, Purple, Red, Silver, Yellow

Printing

All Library PCs offer access to printing, except the Computer Lab Macs. For printing from the Library’s wireless network, see the section on Mobile Printing.

Cost:

Black & White – $0.10/page
Color – $0.30/page

Mobile Printing

Send documents and other items to the Library for printing through our Mobile Print service.


Upload files to the Online Printing Portal

Forward an email attachment to:

Download the PrinterOn App

Large Format Printing

The Library offers access to a large format print capable of printing up to 36 inches wide.

Available papers types include: standard, heavyweight and glossy paper in 24 and 36 inch rolls.

Cost: $0.25 sq/ft for standard paper | $0.50 sq/ft for heavyweight | $0.60 sq/ft for glossy
Download our pricing rubric to see how much your job will cost.

Please inquire with the Information Services Desk or call (314) 821 5770 x 1027.

Other Technology Services

Copy, Scan and Fax

The Library offers access to a black and white copy machine which can copy letter and legal sized documents. The copy machine in located near the Information Services desk.

Cost: $0.10/page

The Library’s Simple Scan Station, located across from the Information Services desk, can scan large and small documents and images through a document or flatbed scanner. Images can be cropped and resized. Images can be sent to Google Docs, an email address, a Microsoft Office Document*, stored on a USB Drive, and also be faxed (see Fax, below, for prices). *Documents scanned to MS Word are converted, allowing them to be edited, providing that the conversion was able to recognize the characters.

Faxing can be done at the Simple Scan Station, or with Library staff members. Cover sheets can be provided by Library staff upon request.

Cost: $1.00/page for local $2.00/first page, $1.00/each additional page for long distance $5.00/first page, $3.00/each additional page for international $1.00/page to receive faxes

Wifi Network

The Library has wireless network throughout the building which is available during Library hours. The network is secured with a password which is displayed throughout the Library and can be obtained from Library staff.

VHS - DVD Conversion

Convert your old VHS, VHS-C and 8mm cassette tapes to DVD at the Library. The Library has two methods for converting those old home movies. Perform a straight conversion from VHS to DVD using our VHS/DVD player combo or upload your cassette to one of our Mac computers and use iMovie to crop and edit your old home movies.

Only non-copyrighted materials may be converted. The process may take up to a few hours, depending on the length of the cassette tape.

Please inquire with Library staff for assistance. Please bring your own DVD-R (writable DVD).

Disc Duplication

Duplicate CDs and DVDs with this device. Only non-copyrighted materials may be copied.

Please inquire with Library staff for assistance.